Entries by Neil Kingham

Beginner’s Fermentation: The Basics

What Is Fermentation? Fermentation is the name given to the action of bacteria, yeasts or other microorganisms. During the process carbohydrates are converted into either alcohol or organic acids under anaerobic conditions. Fermentation will sometimes happen spontaneously, and can also be encouraged! Types Of Fermentation There are broadly 2 types of fermentation – Wild ferments […]

Fibromyalgia treatment with Chinese Medicine

Fibromyalgia is a complex condition involving pain and other symptoms such as tiredness, increased sensitivity to gentle touch, weakness of the limbs, sleep problems, anxiety, depression and muscle spasms. Difficulty concentrating and problems with the memory are also common – this is often referred to as ‘brain fog’ or ‘fibro-fog’. The clinical picture varies tremendously […]

Beginners Fermentation: Water Kefir

Along with sauerkraut and it’s variations, water kefir is my favorite fermented food (well, actually a drink). It’s really simple, super versatile, and tastes so good it’ll even convert non-fermentation fanatics! Essentially, water kefir is simply fermented sugar water. You add a starter (kefir ‘grains’ – a colony of yeast and bacteria) to something sweet […]

The Benefits Of Acupuncture

2.3 million traditional acupuncture treatments are carried out in the UK each year, which makes it one of the most popular complementary therapies. In my experience, people come for acupuncture because they are concerned about the side effects of drugs and surgery, and are looking for a more natural alternative. Acupuncture is ideal, as it […]